The two Virginia Democrats are well within the margin of error, and the split seems clearly to be an echo of last year’s Democratic presidential race, according to a new Washington Post-Schar School poll.
Democratic likely voters say Perriello’s endorsements by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), icons of the national progressive movement, carry at least as much weight as Northam’s support from Gov. Terry McAuliffe and nearly all other Virginia Democrats in Congress and the state legislature.
Forty percent of likely Democratic voters are for Perriello, while 38 percent for Northam. Perriello is a former congressman, and Northam is the state’s lieutenant governor.
The primary is on June 13th.
At the moment, “more than 2 in 10 Democratic voters are undecided or have no current preference,” which indicates a significant degree of volatility.
These one will be fun to watch.